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The Great 78 Project! Listen to this collection of 78rpm records and cylinder recordings released in the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed to the Archive by users through the Open Source Audio collection. Also the Internet Archive has digitized many.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CSX5 34. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From the compilation LP "This is Sidney." This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 40. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bill Lamey
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Cape Breton Fiddling, recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rereleased on LP in the late 70s.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bill Lamey
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Cape Breton Fiddling, recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rereleased on LP in the late 70s.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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Cape Breton Fiddling, recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rereleased on LP in the late 70s.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bill Lamey
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Cape Breton Fiddling, recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rereleased on LP in the late 70s.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bill Lamey
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Cape Breton Fiddling, recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rereleased on LP in the late 70s.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bill Lamey
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Cape Breton Fiddling, recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rereleased on LP in the late 70s.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bill Lamey
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Cape Breton Fiddling, recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rereleased on LP in the late 70s.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bill Lamey
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Cape Breton Fiddling, recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rereleased on LP in the late 70s.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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Cape Breton Fiddling, recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rereleased on LP in the late 70s.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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Cape Breton Fiddling, recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rereleased on LP in the late 70s.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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Cape Breton Fiddling, recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rereleased on LP in the late 70s.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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Cape Breton Fiddling, recorded between 1949 and 1952, and rereleased on LP in the late 70s.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Angus Chisolm
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These are two American hornpipes from Coles 1001 Fiddle Tunes (originally Ryan's Mammouth Collection published in the 1880s). At the time they were recorded, Angus had a radio program in Sydney, Cape Breton, which went on for several years. Those were the times that he was playing for hundreds of Cape Breton dances, often travelling through blizzards that would have discouraged anyone less dedicated.
Topics: Scotland, Fiddle, Cape Breton, 78 RPM
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The inclusion of tunes from Irish sources shows Angus' wide knowledge of related styles and tunes. The second and third tunes are Cape Breton Reels.
Topics: Scotland, Fiddle, Cape Breton, 78 RPM
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Angus Chisolm
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A grand performance! Miss Lyall was and is quite popular in Scotland and has been more often recorded there. My Brother's Letter is in the MacQuarrie Collection of Cape Breton violin music, and was composed by Vincent MacLellan.
Topics: Scotland, Fiddle, Cape Breton, 78 RPM
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Angus Chisolm
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The first tune is a strathspey, a form of reel originating in the area near the Spey river in Scotland. Strathspeys are the most distinctively fiddle music in Scotland and are highly regarded there, and in Cape Breton, for their beauty, both in listening and stepdancing. The second and third tunes are reels that can be found in Scott Skinner's Scottish Violinist.
Topics: Scotland, Fiddle, Cape Breton, 78 RPM
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Angus Chisolm
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Angus' unique, highly influential style, distinguished for its gaiety and lightness, shines on this track made during his second recording session which too place in Montreal shortly after his first session. Angus went up there with A.A. Gillis and Dan J. Campbell, well known Inverness County, Cape Breton fiddlers. The jigs are "Thompson's" and "Light and Airy."
Topics: Scotland, Fiddle, Cape Breton, 78 RPM
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Charley Higgins
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Flute solo, piano and snare drum - unknown, Irish 13016. This is a medley recorded by flute player John McKenna in 1925, and also recorded in recent times on LPs by McKenna fans Frankie Gavin and Marcas O'Murchu. Higgins was from Ballinomore, Co. Leitrim, where McKenna was and is very much held in respect. These hornpipes are better known as the Minstrel's Fancy and the Greencastle. The bass and drums backing is unique and a very light, pleasant sound. Irish was a subsidiary of a New York...
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Topics: Irish, Celtic, Folk, Oldtime, 78rpm, Flute
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Michael Coleman
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Fiddle solo, Eileen O'Shea - piano, Decca 12056. It is curious that these hornpipes would be labeled as barndances, which have structural and rhythmic features which distinguish them from other 4/4 tunes. The slow pace and flat keys of these tunes stand out from Coleman's usual playing of hornpipes, but otherwise they're played in his usual manner. The first tune is called the Souvenir de Venice in Ryan's Mammoth Collection, published in the 1880s. It is believed to be the composition of...
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Topics: Irish, Celtic, Folk, Oldtime, 78rpm, Fiddle
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Johnny McGreevy
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Fiddle solo, Eleanor Kane - piano, Decca 12062. Two tunes from O'Neill's. O'Neill himself met up with Johnny, Eleanor, and other members of Pat Roche's Orchestra, at the Irish Village of the World's Fair in Chicago, 1934. O'Neill asked for a hornpipe from piper Joe Shannon, who duly obliged; O'Neill then presented Joe with a copy of one of his books, inscribed "To Joe Shannon – The Youngest Left Handed Player Since Patsy Touhey". "Slievenamon" is an Anglicization of Sliabh...
Topics: Irish, Celtic, Folk, Oldtime, 78rpm, Fiddle
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CSX5 34. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 44. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CSX5 34. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 17. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 40. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Banff LP RBS 1245. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 44. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Banff LP RBS 1245. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 17. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Banff LP RBS 1245. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 44. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 40. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CSX5 34. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Scotland, Fiddle, Cape Breton, 78 RPM
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A 78 included on the compilation LP 16 Great Fiddle Tunes.
Topic: Dan Joe MacInnis
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CSX5 34. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CSX5 34. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CSX5 34. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Banff LP RBS 1245. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 44. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 17. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CSX5 34. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 17. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 44. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Banff LP RBS 1245. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 40. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Banff LP RBS 1245. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From the compilation LP "This is Sidney." This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 44. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CSX5 34. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CSX5 34. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CX 40. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CSX5 34. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Banff LP RBS 1245. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Banff LP RBS 1245. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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This track was recorded at Angus's first session which too place at Roxbury. Angus does not remember hearing anyone play Rothermurches Rant and he learned it from the music. Both this and the second tune are in the Kerr's violin collection.
Topics: Scotland, Fiddle, Cape Breton, 78 RPM
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald
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From Celtic LP CSX5 34. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Angus Chisolm
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Angus also recorded these tunes at the first session which took place in the middle 1930s. Both tunes are in Coles. During this period of his life, besides devoting much of his energies to music, he also taught school, was a forest warden, and worked for a time in the Arctic.
Topics: Scotland, Fiddle, Cape Breton, 78 RPM
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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From Celtic LP CX 44. This is one of a series of uploads to complement the material on the CD "Classic Cuts," available from Cranford Publications of NS.
Topics: Cape Breton, Scottish, Fiddle, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Angus Chisolm
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These two jigs were recorded at Angus' last session (as were the next three tracks) in Sydney in the early fifties. The accompaniment for this session was provided by Angus' niece Maybelle Chisholm (Doyle) on piano and Mickey McIntyre on guitar (all of side one features Bess Sidall MacDonald on piano, and the first two tracks of this side feature Elizabeth Mellett).
Topics: Scotland, Fiddle, Cape Breton, 78 RPM
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Angus Chisolm
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Both tunes are in Coles. Fred Wilson's was a popular tune around Margaree (Angus was born in Margaree Forks). This track was recorded in Boston (Roxbury), where Angus also played regularly on the radio. He also played for dances at O'Connell Hall, solo and with Alec Gillis and the Inverness Serenaders.
Topics: Scotland, Fiddle, Cape Breton, 78 RPM
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Angus Chisolm
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Angus remembers that he and Maybelle had to drive from Margaree through a blizzard to get to the recording date in Sydney. The normal hour and a half drive took them five hours and when they arrived they had to record almost immediately.
Topics: Scotland, Fiddle, Cape Breton, 78 RPM
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This beautiful, utterly unforgettable performance was recorded in Montreal. The first two tunes are Scots pieces. Both Angus' parents were Gaelic speakers. He remembers his mother singing a song in Gaelic to the tune of Bird's Nest, and he learned the tune from her.
Topics: Scotland, Fiddle, Cape Breton, 78 RPM
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Angus Chisolm
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Angus found Mrs McGee in the almost legendary Sky Collection, a very influential 19th Century compilation. Tea Gardens was composed by Angus as he was waiting for a bus in front of a Chinese place by that name in Sydney; he wrote down enough of it on the bus going home so that he could remember and sort it out later. It is the only one of Angus' compositions which he himself recorded.
Topics: Scotland, Fiddle, Cape Breton, 78 RPM
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Martin Beirne
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Irish bagpipes solo, with Alex Brown, piano, Columbia 33558-F, also released in England. The great Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman recorded this setting of this reel in 1944, on a disc for radio broadcast. Another setting, more suited to the fiddle, is now played, under the strange corrupted title "Graf Spee" - a WWI German battleship. The title here itself is a corruption of the original "Sir Arthur Grant's Strathspey." Beirne also recorded with his "Irish Blackbirds...
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Topics: Irish, Celtic, Bagpipe, Uilleann, Folk, Oldtime, 78rpm
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